The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance arrives in less than a week, but service projects have already begun, and more will take place this weekend and continue through 9/11 Day. If you don't have plans and are looking to serve, we have an overview of how volunteers across the country will pay tribute to and honor the victims and heroes of September 11th across the nation.
The projects associated with 9/11 Day include collecting food, building affordable housing for veterans and military families, and educating citizens on disaster preparedness.
“In the aftermath of September 11th, we came together as a country to show that we are there for each other,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service(CNCS). “Volunteering can be a life-changing experience that reminds each of us of the power we have to help out our neighbors and improve our communities.”
CNCS joins in marking the commemoration with MyGoodDeed, the nonprofit which began the 9/11 Day observance 10 years ago, and hundreds of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, schools, and businesses.
”Each year on 9/11 we are reminded about the passion Americans bring to volunteerism and service, and about how our collective differences are minimal compared to the core values we all share,” said David Paine, president and co-founder of MyGoodDeed. “CNCS does terrific work in helping us to energize the nation behind this growing, forward-looking observance to benefit people and communities in need across our great country.”
You can read our press release to get a snapshot of the service projects being organized around the country, including 17 that received funding from CNCS. Additional opportunities can be found by visiting Serve.gov.